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Saxon Frank House - Brooksville, Florida

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Jun. 19th, 2011 | 01:31 am
posted by: softlywhispered in abandonedplaces

By some strange circumstance, I found myself in this location, visiting Peace Tree Trading. Across the street, stood this gorgeous building. Apparently it's for sale but having trouble finding a buyer because it lacks indoor plumbing.


From across the street, it beckons me. "Come over.." and so I did.



Stepping closer, on this hot June day, the Spanish moss drapes the trees, and the cicadas hum merrily.



Stepping a bit closer, that southern wrap around porch... it's just so GRAND.





Oh look.. the door's open. Let's step inside...





There was a lot of carpet padding on the inside of the door, at least that's what I think there was. As well as discarded furniture, that i didn't take pictures of.


This first room was off to the left, Christmas trees - as this was once part of the Roger's Christmas village.





Something about this view up the stairs. I love the shot. I wasn't originally going to go up stairs, but we did..






















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imhilien

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from: imhilien
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
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That's a lovely looking house (on the outside). Thank you for posting. :)

I hope someone with lots of $$$ will buy it and install the plumbing. :)

Edited at 2011-06-19 05:43 am (UTC)

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maryjane chestnut!

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from: hangthemj
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
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wow, the outside is gorgeous. and i'm sure in its day it was great on the inside too.

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Head-Bangingly 80's Grimme

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from: grimmhooke
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)
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Wow, how gorgeous! It reminds me of the house in Forrest Gump.

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Ponee

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from: featherfire
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
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Oh, what a beautiful old house. The trees with the Spanish Moss really just complete the picture.

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|Just your average |JOE|

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from: jman4442002
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
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my god i'd love to get that house and fix it up. Beautiful outside and some of the remaining stuff inside is pretty beautiful too.

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
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Wow, from the outside I wouldn't have thought it would be such a dump on the inside.

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Sylken Whyspers

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from: softlywhispered
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
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And on the inside, it had such an OVERWHELMING sensation of sadness. Gorgeous though. I want to go back. And I will, I'm sure.

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deepseasiren

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from: deepseasiren
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 08:42 am (UTC)
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ROMANTIC! An old Southern mansion!! I would love to fix a place like that up!!

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The Silver Wolf of Darkness

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from: silvolf
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 10:38 am (UTC)
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I love the look of the outside of the house. Its sad its gone to ruin.

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Kathy

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from: angel_katchan
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
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The porches with the moss on the trees = absolutely amazing and perfect. If I owned that house I would sleep out on the upstairs porch every night.

The inside is a little sad but it could be restored. The wallpaper that is left is interesting. I always wonder what those little scraps looked like when they were originally put up and what colours would have been used to decorate the rooms. The staircase is gorgeous. A part of me wants to do what we would do as children and grab a couch cushion and slide down and see who could make it the furthest without falling off.

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themushroomtree

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from: themushroomtree
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Like others, I'm startled at the condition inside. It looked so nice outside, I might not have even pegged it for an abandonment! I think there is still hope for it yet though, and with luck someone will pour a lot of love into it and make it beautiful again.

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Jess

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from: hellogorjess
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
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TWO wrap around porches? Gah! Gorgeous. What I wouldn't give to buy this place and fix it up. I hope someone does because this place would be absolutely beautiful.

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from: landverhuizer
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Didn't find the inside all that bad... messy and very damaged plaster (and wallpaper that is probably holding the rest in tact) but woodwork and other features appear to be present and didn't notice tons of water issues...
It's be fab to see such a place all fixed up before it got too much worse

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Sylken Whyspers

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from: softlywhispered
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I think, sometime before it gets REALLY hot, I'll go back and take shots of the ceilings. There is a lot of damage that could be fixed, but the BIG issue with this house is no indoor plumbing, and in this day and age, it will not sell a house. *chuckles* The land that the house sits on though, as you can see from the one view, is stunning. it's on a full acre.

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pansypoo

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from: pansypoo
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
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hope somebody saves it.

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kpsp95

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from: kpsp95
date: Jun. 19th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Fantastic structure on the outside. So much work though to fix it up properly.

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SUPERLORIS

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from: fountaingirl
date: Jun. 20th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
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That house looks like it is worse than it is from what I see. If there was a bunch of waterstaining, or mold/mildew, it would be a lot more dire. The wiki with info classifies the property as being in 'extreme disrepair' though, and says that doors, windows, and 'parts of the roof' are missing, so there may be areas in worse shape (maybe the attic? scary thought, if it is open to the elements/animals).

Love this house. Hope some eccentric millionaire sees it, loves it, and restores it to funky splendor.

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polylizzy

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from: polylizzy
date: Jun. 20th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
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wrap around porch....Wrap Around Porch.....WRAP AROUND PORCH!!!!!!!
*FAINTS*

omw want! *SIGH*

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harbour_legetta

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from: harbour_legetta
date: Jun. 20th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
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OMG crazy I've always wanted to go inside this house! My mom lives in Brooksville and I tried to get into the house before it was for sale. Do you know any history about it??

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breltard95

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from: breltard95
date: Jun. 20th, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
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I suppose if you had the money, you could just build an addition on the back and put the kitchen and bathroom in the addition, rather than try to install pipes in the old building.

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gaudete1066

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from: gaudete1066
date: Jun. 20th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
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The view out the windows was enough for me. Wow.

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Carolyn

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from: autumn_mourning
date: Jun. 20th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh there is so much potential in that house. Man if wishes were hundreds, huh? Gorgeous.

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korio

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from: korio
date: Jun. 21st, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
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OMG, you're lucky the texas chainsaw massacre guy didn't come after you!

This house is seriously so beautiful! I hate to see such beautiful places so run down

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from: t_jourdemayne
date: Jun. 22nd, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
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This is fantastic. Has that haunted old southern mansion feel. Love it.

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Felicity Morningwood

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from: entheos93
date: Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Believe it or not, that house isn't in the worst condition. Not a tear down, for sure. I live in New Orleans and deal with old houses, including those that have flooded 8 feet, and are restored to beauty now. You'd be amazed the abuse these old places can take.
Great project for someone with the $ and skill.

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